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1960's Music

The Music on My Boomer Mix Tape

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 10.03.2014 | Fifty
Helene Cohen Bludman

So these aging rockers didn't have the voices they had 50 years ago. So what? It didn't matter. Hearing them sing these familiar tunes was enough to put us in a nostalgic reverie.

'Woodstock Was Truly A Life-Altering Experience And One That Changed The World'

Annie Birch | Posted 08.15.2014 | Fifty

Back in 1969, hundreds of thousands of people converged this week on a 600-acre dairy farm in Bethel, New York -- some 50 miles from Woodstock -- to p...

David Crosby Has Heart Surgery, Postpones Shows

AP | Posted 02.18.2014 | Celebrity

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rock performer David Crosby has undergone heart surgery and is postponing his sold-out California shows. Publicist Michael Jense...

Songs That Matter: Bob Dylan, 'Desolation Row'

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 04.19.2014 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

"Desolation Row" is over eleven minutes of anything, everything. For nearly fifty years, Bob Dylan's fans, critics, and writers have been trying to say what it's about. To me, it's a song I love to listen to, and one of the last great works of Modernism.

Who's the British Group with the 'Most' 1960s Hits?

Doug Bradley | Posted 02.16.2014 | Fifty
Doug Bradley

Trick question, kinda. It's The Animals, because their record producer was named Mickie Most! He was responsible for the band's 11 American hits in their first two years of existence

Magic Bus Provides a Pyschedelic "Hippie Tour" of San Francisco

Mark Chesnut | Posted 10.27.2013 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

It's hard to mistake the Magic Bus for any other vehicle that departs from San Francisco's touristy Union Square. The psychedelic colors that wind around the former school bus make it perfectly clear that this is a ride back in time. To the 1960s, to be exact.

Never-Before-Seen Beatles Images Revealed

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.29.2013 | Celebrity

Rather than being a "Paperback Writer" or "Day Tripper," Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has opted to go with the role of photographer, and has released o...

Worcester Art Museum Offers Unusual Promotion For Bob Dylan's 72nd Birthday

ARTINFO | Posted 07.21.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

On Friday Bob Dylan will celebrate his 72nd birthday, and to mark the occasion the Worcester Art Museum, whose current exhibition "Kennedy to Kent Sta...

Life's a Beach: China Beach Series Released

Doug Bradley | Posted 06.15.2013 | TV
Doug Bradley

I'll place my China Beach order on Monday and, within a few days, will begin to wend my way through all 62 episodes. I know there were be moments, probably a lot of them, when I'll be angry at how "wrong" the show is about "my" Vietnam.

Is the Music of the 1960s Really the Best Ever?

Wray Herbert | Posted 06.03.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

It's hard to prove, one way or the other. But my critics do have some psychological science on their side.

30 Great New-ish Bands

Next Avenue | Posted 02.27.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Suzanne Gerber You don’t have to throw out Little Feat to make room for Fleet Foxes Google “ways to discover ...

My Dream Retirement Home

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 03.27.2013 | Fifty
Helene Cohen Bludman

Someday, we could face the decision that confronts many seniors: the need to move to assisted living. Obviously, I hope this will be a long way off, but it's not too soon to start thinking about it.

Rock's Most Underrated Band

Jeff Pollack | Posted 03.10.2013 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

I couldn't fit all the bands that I wanted to on that original list and I'm not going to change it now. But I do want to acknowledge a band that deserves way more attention and respect for their creative consistency, originality and quantity of unforgettable songs and remarkable lyrics.

The Moment The Rolling Stones Became The World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band

Michael Sigman | Posted 12.16.2012 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

Does the '60s generation still want to change the world? In the new cut of the Rolling Stones documentary, "Charlie Is My Darling -- Ireland 1965," a 22-year-old Mick Jagger ponders the staying power of his generation's peace/love/liberation/rebellion ethos.

Happy Birthday Bob Dylan: America's Musical Master of Reinvention

Russell C. Smith | Posted 07.22.2012 | Home
Russell C. Smith

What Bob Dylan possessed that no other musical artist of his generation had was the innate ability to continually reinvent himself.

Immortal

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 07.15.2012 | Home
Jack Schimmelman

While still forming eyes and ears at the age of nine, Elvis wriggled his hips across the world stage. At that moment I knew that my future laid in my jiggle.

'Donut Dollies' Deserve Our Thanks

Doug Bradley | Posted 05.28.2012 | Women
Doug Bradley

The training manual for 'Donut Dollies' instructed young women to present themselves as reminders of girlfriends, wives and sisters waiting back home for soldiers in Vietnam.

Film Review: The Music Never Stopped

Joseph Smigelski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Joseph Smigelski

The Music Never Stopped is a moving and an inspiring cinematic experience. And it just might turn you into a Grateful Dead fan -- as it did me.